Ufc: Cheick Kongo and Antonio Nogueira to Face Off at Ufc 79

June 19, 2010 by  
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Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship can place their bets and look forward in the near future to the scheduled bout between fighters Antonio Nogueira and Cheick Kongo at the upcoming UFC 79. The names of the two combatants have been added to a list of other mixed martial arts veterans who are expected to pit their strength against each other on the 29th of December. Brian Knapp of The Fight Network revealed this information last October 1 on Monday, and he added that whoever came out triumphant in their match would most likely go on to challenge the dominance of present UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture.

Considered to be an expert of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has often claimed victory with the use of powerful submission techniques, and he has trained together previously with the National Boxing Team of Cuba. By September 26, the website MMAWeekly.com raised Nogueira’s position in the rankings to the number two strongest heavyweight fighter in the whole world. He also holds the honor of being a former champion of the Japanese PRIDE fighting tournament, and one of his more recent UFC triumphs was earned in a bout with the fighter Heath Herring during the previous UFC 73.

On the other hand, his opponent Cheick Kongo is no pushover, either. A French kickboxer, his MMA record consists of 11 wins, three losses, and one draw. Kongo’s official UFC record also consists of four wins and one loss. His most recent victory during the UFC came in a match against Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic during UFC 75, where Kongo was judged the winner by a unanimous decision. The kickboxer’s one UFC career loss so far has only been during UFC 64, where he was beaten by Carmelo Marrero in a split-decision defeat. Kongo’s win at UFC 75 propelled him into a spot on the top 10 heavyweight fighter ranks.

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